Assessing Your vSphere Environment Using ControlUp

Virtualization Review | October 29, 2019

ontrolUp has been around for over 8 years now, and over the years has built up a large user base. It originally started out as a program designed to monitor Citrix desktops, and later morphed into a program capable of monitoring physical machines and still later added monitoring of VMware vSphere environments. Now, ControlUp is pushing into the sphere of monitoring VMware Horizon desktops.

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The fundamental reasons to move to a cloud computing environment are the business agility, high efficiency, scalability, and availability that the pooling of elastic computing resources provides, along with significant cost reductions and support for business growth. Oracle has invested deeply in developing a broad collection of cloud services with solutions at every layer of the technology stack. Customers who deploy these solutions in Oracle Cloud derive huge benefit from the fact that they have access to Oracle’s entire technology stack in the cloud, just as they did in on-premises deployments.

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The fundamental reasons to move to a cloud computing environment are the business agility, high efficiency, scalability, and availability that the pooling of elastic computing resources provides, along with significant cost reductions and support for business growth. Oracle has invested deeply in developing a broad collection of cloud services with solutions at every layer of the technology stack. Customers who deploy these solutions in Oracle Cloud derive huge benefit from the fact that they have access to Oracle’s entire technology stack in the cloud, just as they did in on-premises deployments.

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